Saturday, June 18, 2016

Visiting the Lincoln Memorial

Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch from Sketches in Thyme.  WE took a night tour of the monuments and had a blast!  Be sure to share your take on this sketch at the  Sketches in Thyme. blog for a chance to win a prize!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Butterfly Canvas


Hello!  Today I would like to share this canvas I created using Dare 2B Artzy Stamps and Artzy Doodle Papers! I started this project using a premade made (as in the text was already added) canvas that I picked up at Michaels. I first stamped the flower from the Tangle Jumpstart set a couple of times on scrap paper.  I cut those stamped images out to create some masks to use while stamping on my canvas. I then stamped the Flower from the Tangle Jumpstart onto my canvas, masking the flowers as needed to create the background. I chose to use Archival Ink since I knew I was going to be using some very wet watercolor inks.  I then painted my flowers using ColourArte's Twinkling H2Os.  I chose the Twinkling H2Os because they add transparent color that allowed that text to show through! Here is a close up of the flowers.
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  While my watercolors were still wet I added splatters of color all over the canvas.  I added my sentiment which was printed on piece of cardstock with decopage. I then used a small butterfly punch to punch the butterflies out from the Artzy Doodles papers! I folded each butterfly and adhered only the "body" of the butterflies to give the appearance of flight.  I added a few touches of glass bead paste through a Crafter's Workshop stencil just to add a bit of clear, sparkly texture.  I hope you enjoyed this project!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Art at the Capitol


Today I am sharing my take on this month's DT Sketch over at Turtle Soup. 



As you can see I used the text and images as my focal points, adding additional photos to fit my needs! I love how versatile sketches! I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil, the Dare 2B Artzy 'Ink Blot" stamps and some good old fashioned ink splatters for the background.

Monday, June 06, 2016

For Someone Special

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Today I am sharing this beautiful card I created for "Someone Special".  To create this card I use my #903 punch with the C insert to create those lovely corner on the card.  I then used the Star Template with the #311 punch and the A insert to creat the doily. I just love the reds, cream and pink in the card.   Hope you are inspired to get punching!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy - June Challange


Good Morning!  Today I am sharing my take on this month's Dare 2B Artzy's Challenge!    This month's challenge theme is BLING!!!!!!!!!!!!   UM, I think I have some of that!!!!!!

To create this card I started by marking the diagonal lines with PENCIL (the pen will come later) on a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than my finished card.  To make it easy I just used the width of my ruler. I then stamped the tiny flower from the Be Yourself Stamp set  using the Dare 2B Artzy Paradise Premium Ink.  I then used one of my journaling pens to go over the diagonal lines, erasing the pencil marks when done. I added coordinating sequins in the center of my flowers.  I matted the entire "card" Dare 2B Artzy's Artzy Doodles paper

I created 2 banners from some scraps of the  Artzy Doodles paper and topped off the card with a bow and flower whose edges were inked with a Tim Holtz Distress Marker.

I created my greeting by stamping the Thinking of You from the Dare 2B Artzy Thinking of You Stamp Set.  I hope you enjoyed my take on this month's Dare 2B Artzy challenge.  Be sure to hop over to their blog and play for a chance at winning!



Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Dream Art Journal Page

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  Hello! Today I would like to share with you a page from my art journal! I use my art journal to try out different techniques and to record inspirational quotes for myself!

 To start this page I first applied gesso to my entire journal page. I then stamped the "to catch your Dream" sentiment, the dream catcher and the feathers with Versamark, and then embossed with white embossing powder. I then added lots of gelatos to color the background.  (for reference I used yellow, metallic grey, metallic blueberry, iced pear, metallic melon, metallic mint, and metallic icing)

 I blended all the colors with a baby wipe. I kept adding and blending colors until I was satisfied with the background. I then stamped the Dream Big sentiment using Dare 2B Artzy's Totally Black Ink.   I will tell you if I had to do this part over again I would stamp and emboss with black ink before I applied the gelatos, as gelatos are slippery to stamp on!!  I then added my "hand" written quote. I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to create something just for yourself!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

You are in someone's prayers

Today I am sharing my take on this month's DT challenge at Just Imagine/Kreaxions.   THis month's theme is flowers. 
I started but cutting 2 5 inch circles using my Kreaxions circle cutter and then marked the punch lines with the circle stencil.  I then punched one circle with the #304 and one with #904 to create the doilies.  I added a butterfly using the #604 punch.  I then stamped my sentiment using my Dare 2B Artzy 13-130 Prayers 4U stamp 

Hope you enjoyed this project.